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Transmitter Controller


The Zetron Model 66 Transmitter Controller connects to a radio paging transmitter to provide remote control from a central paging terminal. Using positive action tone control methods, the Model 66 recognizes its site address, selects the transmitter modulation mode (analog or digital), keys the paging transmitter, and transmits the paging audio or digital data.
The Model 66 is ideal for wide-area paging systems used for RCC/PCP service, utilities, public safety, and customer owned systems.

The Model 66 is also recommended for in-plant type applications where a single transmitter is located more than 30 feet from the paging terminal. The Model 66 provides electrical isolation which reduces risk of data corruption or damage to the interfaces due to noise. It also reduces the installation costs because only a two-wire interface is needed between the paging terminal and the transmitter location.



Any paging terminal or control equipment that generates the Motorola PURC tones can interface to the Model 66. The Model 66 makes other types of transmitters compatible with Motorola PURC systems.

Model 33 Paging Network Controller
The Zetron Model 33 can be used to interface to paging terminals that don�t generate the Motorola PURC tones themselves.
The Model 33 is a device that connects directly to encoders such as the Zetron Models 15, 32, or 64 to provide remote control of the Model 66.

Paging Links
Connections between the central paging control location and the radio paging transmitter sites require only audio grade links. These paging links may be one way telephone circuits, RF links, or microwave circuits. If the central paging equipment needs to know that a remote transmitter RF channel is in use, then a reverse audio link is required to carry the Model 66 channel busy tone.

Positive Tone one Control
The central paging control terminal encodes the paging site address, analog/digital mode, and transmitter
key-up information as audio tone information. Through use of the low-level guard tone feature of the Motorola PURC tone protocol, the Model 66 ensures that a transmitter never remains keyed up after a message is transmitted. A guard tone time-out timer protects transmitters that cannot withstand continuous transmission from excessive use. Digital debounce circuitry prevents short audio drop-outs from keying off the transmitter in the middle of a message.


Alerting binary digital pagers and sending display messages (such as to POCSAG and Golay type pagers) require more sophisticated equipment than does simpler tone + voice paging.
Digital paging data are encoded as audio tones by the central paging terminal and then sent to each paging transmitter. In the Model 66, a built-in Bell 202 modem converts the tones from the paging link back into digital
data. Digital outputs from the Model 66 modulate the FSK (frequency shift keying) input of the paging transmitter and changes its modulation between analog (AC) and digital (DC) modes.
Then each paging transmitter must modulate the frequency accurately enough that the pagers can reliably receive the digital data. If any drift in the frequency modulation occurs, the digital data can be corrupted. Therefore the transmitter must handle direct-coupled frequency modulation inputs (not phase modulation inputs).


Wide-area paging systems can be designed to avoid the expense of simulcast equipment. By arranging the geographical paging area into zones that do not overlap, the central paging terminal can select each zone in sequence and reach all paging subscribers. With an optional address decoder board, multiple transmitters in a single zone can be addressed.

Transmitter Address Decoder Board Option
The Transmitter Address Decoder board can decode transmitter address tone combinations for up to 30 individual paging transmitter sites.

Dual-Frequency Address Decoder Board Option
The Dual-Frequency Address Decoder board can decode address tone combinations for up to 10 individual paging transmitter sites. It also allows a dual frequency transmitter to key up on one of its two different frequencies.


Some paging channels are shared for use by co-channel carriers or mobile subscribers. In these systems, it is
necessary for the paging sites to notify the central paging terminal when the channel is clear for transmission. The Model 66 converts a COR/CAS signal (such as from a receiver monitoring the frequency) into a tone sent back to the central paging terminal through the modem reverse channel. If the paging terminal cannot process the modem reverse channel, then the Model 55B can be used to buffer the pages at the transmitter site until the channel is clear.


Simulcast operation requires the signals transmitted by each transmitter be very close to each other in frequency at all times. To accomplish this, the transmitters are locked to common references or have extremely high stability oscillators and exactly the same audio modulation characteristics. The optional Simulcast Delay Module assures that audio modulation is identical for each transmitter by delaying the audio signals by the amount necessary to compensate for different link propagation paths.

Accurate Delays
The delays are accurate within 5 microseconds and range from 300 to 2,000,000 microseconds in
1 microsecond increments. The delay modules are programmed at the site by laptop PC or over-the-air by DTMF touch tones. In DTMF programming mode each unit is addressable and has a security code to prevent accidental reprogramming by tones on the radio channel. Since accuracy is determined by the quartz crystal oscillator, the delays will not change appreciably with respect to time, temperature or voltage.


The Model 66 Link Controller is similar to the Model 66 except that it is used to control remote link transmitters
instead of paging transmitters. When the link transmitter cannot be co-located with the Paging Terminal, then a
wireline can connect to a Model 66 which controls the link transmitter.


The rack-mount package, low power consumption, and careful RF-filtered design of the Model 66 make it ideal for mounting in the radio transmitter equipment rack. Modular screw terminal connectors provide compatibility with any cabling system. Front panel level adjustments, indicator lamps, disable switch, and built-in monitor speaker simplify maintenance.


  • Motorola PURC� compatible
  • Remote control of multiple paging transmitters provides better area or frequency coverage
  • Individual addressing for up to 30 stations (option)
  • Simulcast delay module option
  • Shared channel �busy� tone indicator
  • Positive tone control eliminates stuck transmitters
  • Time-out timer protects against excessively long transmissions
  • Modem allows remote control for digital paging
  • Audio monitor speaker
  • Front panel accessible adjustments for audio level, from link (COR) level, and busy tone level
  • Remote link transmitter control available
  • Low cost of ownership




Site Addressing All call (standard) 30-site addressing (option)
Tone Protocol Motorola PURC� compatible Dropout prevention
Time-out timer selectable (1.1, 2.3, 4.5, 9.1 minutes)
Special guard tones available for HSC paging compatibility
Digital Paging Built-in 202-type modem
Front Panel Lamps Power, Audio, Digital, PTT, COR/CAS
Adjustments TX level, Link in level, Link out level Accessible from front panel
Link Audio Monitor Built-in amplified speaker Adjustable level
Service Switch Normal, Disable/Reset
Power Requirements 12-14V DC, 350mA maximum
or 9-12V AC, 350mA maximum
or 120/240 V AC, 50/60 Hz adaptors
Operating Temp. 30 to 130 degrees Fahrenheit
Size 1.75"H x 19"W x 6.75"D Rack-mountable
Weight 4 lb. maximum
Touch Tone or
RS-232 Control
Addressable: 00 to 98 Zone / Quiet Control 0 to 9 Universal address:99
Security: 8 character sequences disable and enable control. Set individually or universally.
Frequency Range 56 Hz to 3400 Hz
Delay Range 300 to 2,000,000 microseconds in 1 microsecond steps
Gain Range -6 dB to +6 dB, 0.1 dB steps
Input Impedance 10K Ohm - Unbalanced
Output Impedance Low Z - Unbalanced
Nonlinear Distortion Less than 1%
Noise Less than -60 dBmC
Audio Output Balanced 600-ohm Adjustable -30 to 0 dBmj
Control Relays 1 Amp rating at 26 V AC PTT analog SPDT PTT digital SPDT
Digital Data Bipolar RS-232 Polarity jumper selectable
Digital Mode Bipolar RS-232 Polarity jumper selectable
CAS/COR Input Voltage level or contact closure 0.5V threshold Polarity jumper selectable
Connector Detachable screw terminal stripw
Audio Input Paging tones/data, control tones Balanced 600-ohm Adjustable -30 to +10 dBmn
Audio Output Channel busy tone (option) Balanced 600-ohm Adjustable -20 to 0 dBm
Reverse 202 modem channel
Connector Detachable screw terminal stripw
WISCO International, Inc. - MIAMI, FL U.S.A.
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